For many cineastes, a trip to the Cannes International Film Festival is like finding the golden ticket. A group of New Zealand filmmakers made their journey there in 1975 and documented their experiences along the way. 'Lost in the Garden of the World' is an account of their interviews with famous film legends like Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and more -- before they became the untouchables they are today.
Watching and listening to these intimate conversations is like seeing these guys with a fresh pair of eyes -- a chance to observe them in their most natural and relaxed state (OK, maybe not Scorsese ... ). Paul Bartel kicks things off, chatting about the low budget classic 'Death Race 2000.' Genre great Tobe Hooper makes an appearance in full beard regalia to talk about 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre.' Spielberg reveals some interesting details about 'Jaws,' and Herzog is Herzog as usual. Scorsese looks like he's about to jump out of his skin (and it's awesome), and a young Dustin Hoffman sounds more like a poet than an actor -- even when talking about breasts.
Check out this fascinating series of interviews below and bask in these movie gods' glory. Thanks to Devin at the new and loverly Badass Digest for pointing this one out.